In this letter, we have fabricated Ge-on-insulator (Ge-OI) junctionless (JL) n-MOSFETs via wafer bonding and epitaxial lift-off (ELO) techniques. We have evaluated the electrical characteristics of Ge-OI JL n-MOSFETs with different thickness of Ge channel carefully thinned by the digital etching. Furthermore, the impact of bottom-gate biasing on the Ge-OI JL n-MOSFET devices with different Ge channel thicknesses has been demonstrated. High effective electron mobility (µeff) of 160 cm2/V · s was obtained from a Ge-OI JL n-MOSFET with an 18 nm-thick Ge channel and subthreshold slope (S.S.) of 230 mV/dec was extracted on an even thinner 10-nm-thick Ge-OI JL n-MOSFET. Also, due to the stronger coupling between the channel and bottom-gate, we demonstrated higher Vth tunability and improvement of µeff by bottom-gate biasing.
- Epitaxial lift-off
- Ge MOSFETs
- Junctionless MOSFETs
- Wafer bonding
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering